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What have you seen with your aqua vu?


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Just picked up an Aqua Vu. What an awesome tool, seen a lot of fish. Was just wondering what kind of interesting things people have seen on the bottom? (Poles, rod and reels, old boats, etc...
Also has anyone used the backviewing fin?

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i saw a moter cover off of a mercury 15 horse in janette lake.

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We have used our Aqua Vu for a long time now.If you know anybobody with a Vexilar it is very helpful because that will tell you how deep the fish are.Then just lower your camera to that depth.It's fun wathing the fish inhale your bait

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while ice fishing this year i saw a penny. now what are the chances of seeing something that small? this year my goal is to find the penny agian.... it is marking a good spot for me smile.gif

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do the fish react negatively to lowering the camera down in front of them?

does it inhibit their bite?

what depths does it work well in?

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i don't think it bothers the fish. i used it this winter with great success fishing for pike. they would come into view and just hammer the suckers. i was using it in 25 feet of water in a fairly clear lake and was able to see approx. 15-20 feet around. they come with an infrared light which helps in deeper water. my cable is 60 feet long, so i would beable to used it in water that deep. they also have a 120 foot cable option. it seems like it could be a great tool. i have been using it this summer to locate deep structure off shallow areas where i fish bass in the early a.m.

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with the camera hanging down by your bait have you ever caught a fish and have it wrap up in the cable?

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Check out the metro area lakes and rivers forum. Look for posts about Medicine Lake. There's a guy (MedMan I think) who has posted a number of super-quality pictures he's taken with his aqua-vue. Too cool!

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I heard that they found an airplain that crash 25 years ago on green lake, or one of the others near willmar/spicer. The plain was lost and they were not sure if it went in the lake or not. Guy saw parts broke up and reported it. Heard they left it there!

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It is true they did find the plane with an underwater camera!

Actually the plane, a Cessna L-19 Birddog, crashed into Green Lake in 1958. It crashed in extreme fog, so no one saw it go down. The plane at the bottom of Green has been like an urban legand around here for years and years. On Saturday, July 3, this year, fisherman were fishing Green and couldn't figure out why the fish weren't biting in this one spot. They lowered a camera to check it out and bingo they found the plane after 46 years of being missing.

The plane I guess is in good condition, but they are still unsure if they will raise the plane from the 40 foot depths of Green.

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A couple of years ago on Winnie I watched a perch about 12" take my minnow. I realed it about 1/2 way up and someting big slammed it. I never seen the fish but it was big and I know there are big muskies and northern in the lake. It ended up getting wrapped around the camera cable and lifting camera a foot or two off the bottom. Then it broke my line but it was an exciting 30 seconds.

I like using it but I hate setting it up, it takes to long. The Vex is much easier.

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Last year in Canada we were marking suspended fish 40' down over 60' of water that we were hoping were lakers, so we dropped the camerea to take a peek, we just drifted through the area where we marked the fish on the flasher when we saw something swim right in front of the camera, too close to tell what it was, it must have circled the camera because a couple seconds later we saw it coming from the same side again, this time far enough out to tell it was a huge muskie, but thats not all, the muskie swims right up to the camera and without hesitating tries to eat it, only had it in it's mouth for a second before spitting it out. That was one of the coolest things I have ever seen.

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We were fishing on Lake of the Woods and about a ten pound pout comes swimming up to the camera. It looked for about 10 seconds then sucked the camera right in. It was black for about 10 seconds and there was tugging on the cord. Then the image came back up the the pout was swimming away. It was pretty cool to see.
One of the most educational things I have seen on a camera was when we were fishing for sunnies through the ice. The Vexilar was full and we were having good action. Then the Vex went empty. Then a couple minutes later it was full again. This happened a couple times and we put down the camera. There were two pike cruising through and then all the sunnies would take off. The pike would leave and the sunnies would swim back. It was neat to see the process.

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Hey Bush............

Now you know the easiest way to find pike in a lake............

Start up with the panfish action, and they will come storming in............everytime!!!!!!!!!

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Ive also had a northern swim up to my camera, stare a little, then started chomping on it also.

Ive also watched a northern sitting just below my waxie eat a sunny who came in to inspect the bait.

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I have seen many things on the View. Saw about 6 anchors in the same spot. It has always been a popular bobber walleye spot. Have seen about 6 rods on various lakes. Was fishing a metro lake hammering nice crappies suspended at 30 feet in 40 feet of water and they all dissappeared. Then I lowered the camera and right when I turned it on, a 40 inch plus muskie was stareing at it less than an inch away. On lake Minnetonka, I was fishing walleyes in 17 feet during the day and the water was gin clear. Watched a muskie go after the thousands of perch down there. Coolest thing I've ever seen. Also saw about 10 walleyes crusing around. Great visiability!!

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First thing I saw when I put my Aquaview down was a Northern swim up to it an try to eat it. Way cool!

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The funniest thing I've seen is the pair of sunglasses that I had just dropped through my ice fishing hole. In a rare moment of brillance I tied a rattletrap to the camera and used it to succesfully retrieve the glasses.
It also works to see fish.

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I've been using an older B&W OVS camera and I can never seem to see anything. I've used it on several different lakes and I've tried the IR mode and still nothing. I can see about 3 feet from the camera.

Anyone know if this is just a bad camera or if I'm using it wrong?

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The strangest thing that I have ever seen:
My buddy’s brand-new, Yamaha Grizzly laying upside down in 36’ of water. shocked.gif

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The best thing I've ever seen with my aqua-vu is a cell phone. The reason it was the best thing I've seen and not the worst is because it was my brother in laws cell phone!
By the way, the cell coverage appearantly sucks at 20' deep!

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The coolest thing I've seen on my camera was watching a 6" Perch try and eat a 4" Shiner. That Perch got 3/4 of the Shiner in its Mouth.

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December ice is never completely safe! He happened to go through near a pressure ridge. Combine this with an inexperienced rider and we have the makings of a very unfortunate experience. Let me tell you, those new 4-wheelers can break through the ice very quickly and sink in a hurry. Fortunately, he lived to tell about it and his buddies will never let him forget it.
We found the machine fairly close to where it went down and since locating a sunken ATV can be the most difficult part of a recovery, we got lucky – twice! We drilled a few holes in the general area and then sent the camera to the bottom. Once the dust settled, we slowly began to rotate it 360 degrees. What an eerie feeling: staring at a new rig, upside down on the bottom of a lake.
Did you know that ATV tires will contract and collapse when submerged in cold water?

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Johnny B -

Quit telling stories about your neighbor or you will have to answer to the Z Man.

The Spook

How's fishin'?

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We filmed these fish eating with the vs500.

Pike Eats Shiner Twice in 8 feet of water on Forest Lake under 15 inches of ice.

High Speed http://www.fishfever.com/actionvideo/pike_eats_twice-1.wmv
56k http://www.fishfever.com/actionvideo/56k/pike_eats_twice-1.wmv

This smallie eats the bait on Chequamegon bay in 22 feet under 19 inches of ice.

High Speed-
http://www.marcumtech.com/video/smallieeats.wmv

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[This message has been edited by Pete Riola (edited 07-15-2004).]

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Pete

Very neat films - got to get me one of those toys....

Thanks for posting them.

UG

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